February 25, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) began providing vaccinations this week for at least 18,000 children under the age of 15, mostly living the Batangafo camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Central African Republic (CAR). The camp has become the largest in the country, with a population of around 35,000 people.  Besides vaccinations agains measles and polio, the children will receive vitamins and treatment against parasites.

July 16, 2014

After months of growing evidence that sectarian violence has had a devastating impact on the people of Central African Republic, new research by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provides grim statistics to support that conclusion.

June 24, 2014

More than 90 per cent of the western Central African Republic’s Muslim inhabitants have fled violence in the past few months. Armed international forces are protecting the last Muslims in a few enclaves under very precarious conditions.

In front of the Catholic Church in Carnot, in the western part of the Central African Republic (CAR), Muslims are kneeling to pray. Cameroonian soldiers from the African Union forces guard the gate.

February 13, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in Carnot since 2010 and has witnessed the increasing violence and abuses against the city’s displaced Muslim population. MSF is assisting these people.

February 11, 2014

CAR is suffering while the world looks the other way

By Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada

**Originally published in the Globe and Mail, February 11, 2014

UN Security Council & African States Must Act Now to Halt Violence and Scale-up Humanitarian Aid

From  March 22 to 24, heavy fire from automatic weapons and grenade explosions were heard around the PK5 and PK12 neighbourhoods in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams treated 38 wounded, three of whom died of their injuries.

Thousands of Muslims have been trapped for several weeks in these neighbourhoods, with international forces attempting to protect them from attacks by anti-balaka militias.